Power to Change and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government commissioned this research in mid-2018. The scope of the project was to create a national picture of community asset ownership, to assess their financial health and economic impact. The project sought to address evidence gaps identified in earlier work commissioned by Power to Change.
The report reveals a community ownership sector that is growing fast and making an increasingly significant contribution to the UK economy. The research finds good financial health across community-owned assets but highlights vulnerabilities and areas where support is needed to further stabilise and grow this important sector.